|Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness - TED.com|
Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders: Could we do the same for depression and schizophrenia? The first step in this new avenue of research, he says, is a crucial reframing: for us to stop thinking about “mental disorders” and start understanding them as “brain disorders.” (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health; mental health; neuroscience; TEDxCaltech; 2013
|Lucien Engelen: Crowdsource your health - TED.com|
You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMaastricht; TED; Talks; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2011
|Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person - TED.com|
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; storytelling; TEDxKC; 2012
|Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head - TED.com|
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; mental health; TED2013; 2013
|Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired - TED.com|
When Jamie Heywood's brother was diagnosed with ALS, he devoted his life to fighting the disease as well. The Heywood brothers built an ingenious website where people share and track data on their illnesses -- and they discovered that the collective data had enormous power to comfort, explain and predict.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; community; entrepreneur; health; health care; media; medicine; 2009
|Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy? - TED.com|
Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that -- and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; health care; medicine; poverty; social change; society; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch - TED.com|
Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are merely data points, and calls for a return to the traditional one-on-one physical exam.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; culture; health; health care; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data - TED.com|
When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used -- anonymously -- by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if the desire to protect our privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could lead to a wave of health care innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; open-source; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancer - TED.com|
Too often, says David Agus cancer treatments have a short-sighted focus on individual cells. He suggests a new, cross-disciplinary approach, using atypical drugs, computer modeling and protein analysis to diagnose and treat the whole body.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; cancer; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live - TED.com|
Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it's not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it "geo-medicine."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Alan Russell on regenerating our bodies - TED.com|
Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine -- a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury, using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; cancer; design; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2006
|Dean Kamen: The emotion behind invention - TED.com|
Soldiers who've lost limbs in service face a daily struggle unimaginable to most of us. At TEDMED, Dean Kamen talks about the profound people and stories that motivated his work to give parts of their lives back with his design for a remarkable prosthetic arm.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; design; health; health care; medicine; prosthetics; technology; war; 2009
|Laurie Garrett on lessons from the 1918 flu - TED.com|
In 2007, as the world worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," gave this powerful talk to a small TED University audience. Her insights from past pandemics are suddenly more relevant than ever.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; health; health care; history; politics; technology; 2007
|Dr. Seyi Oyesola tours a hospital in Nigeria - TED.com|
Dr. Seyi Oyesola takes a searing look at health care in underdeveloped countries. His photo tour of a Nigerian teaching hospital -- all low-tech hacks and donated supplies -- drives home the challenge of doing basic health care there.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; design; health; health care; invention; technology; 2007
|Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized? - TED.com|
Reuters health editor Ivan Oransky warns that we’re suffering from an epidemic of preposterous preconditions -- pre-diabetes, pre-cancer, and many more. In this engaging talk from TEDMED he shows how health care can find a solution... by taking an important lesson from baseball.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; health; health care; medicine; science; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes? - TED.com|
As a young ER doctor, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; medicine; TEDMED 2013; 2013
|Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV - TED.com|
In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infections are more prevalent and doctors scarcer than anywhere else in the world. With a lack of medical professionals, Mitchell Besser enlisted the help of his patients to create mothers2mothers -- an extraordinary network of HIV-positive women whose support for each other is changing and saving liv
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; community; health; health care; women; 2010
|Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV -- let's get rational - TED.com|
Armed with bracing logic, wit and her public-health nerd glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today's political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations -- from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia -- demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive measures that could stall the spread of this devastating disease.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; global issues; health; health care; sex; TED2010; 2010
|Daniel Kraft invents a better way to harvest bone marrow - TED.com|
Daniel Kraft demos his Marrow Miner -- a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor. He emphasizes that the adult stem cells found in bone marrow can be used to treat many terminal conditions, from Parkinson's to heart diseas
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; biology; biotech; health; health care; medicine; science; technology; 2009
|Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying - TED.com|
We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care -- and suggests two questions for starting the conversation.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; death; global issues; health; health care; tedx; TEDxNewy; 2011
|Ernest Madu on world-class health care - TED.com|
Dr. Ernest Madu runs the Heart Institute of the Caribbean in Kingston, Jamaica, where he proves that -- with careful design, smart technical choices, and a true desire to serve -- it's possible to offer world-class healthcare in the developing world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; development; global issues; health; health care; science; 2007
|Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe - TED.com|
At TEDMED, Eric Dishman makes a bold argument: The US health care system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes. As our aging population booms, it's imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based health care for all.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; business; health; health care; science; technology; 2009
|Eli Beer: The fastest ambulance? A motorcycle - TED.com|
As a young EMT on a Jerusalem ambulance, Eli Beer realized that, stuck in brutal urban traffic, they often arrived too late to help. So he organized a group of volunteer EMTs -- many on foot -- ready to drop everything and dash to save lives in their neighborhood. Today, United Hatzlah uses a smartphone app and a fleet of “ambucycles” to help nearby patients until an ambulance arrives. With an average response time of 3 minutes, last year, they treated 207,000 people in Israel...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medicine; peace; TEDMED 2013; 2013
|Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate - TED.com|
Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; aging; genetics; health; health care; medicine; science; short talk; 2008
|Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain - TED.com|
We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we're just learning about how it works and how to treat it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health; health care; pain; science; TED2011; 2011
|Stefan Larsson: What doctors can learn from each other - TED.com|
Different hospitals produce different results on different procedures. Only, patients don’t know that data, making choosing a surgeon a high-stakes guessing game. Stefan Larsson looks at what happens when doctors measure and share their outcomes on hip replacement surgery, for example, to see which techniques are proving the most effective. Could health care get better -- and cheaper -- if doctors learn from each other in a continuous feedback loop? (Filmed at TED@BCG.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; TED@BCG Singapore; 2013
|Dean Ornish: Help the body heal itself - TED.com|
Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body's natural desire to heal itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; health; health care; medicine; science; 2004
|Eric Topol: The wireless future of medicine - TED.com|
Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; disease; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Kary Mullis' next-gen cure for killer infections - TED.com|
Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; chemistry; disease; health; health care; medicine; science; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Russell Foster: Why do we sleep? - TED.com|
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages -- and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; mental health; neuroscience; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Thulasiraj Ravilla: How low-cost eye care can be world-class - TED.com|
India's revolutionary Aravind Eye Care System has given sight to millions. Thulasiraj Ravilla looks at the ingenious approach that drives its treatment costs down and quality up, and why its methods should trigger a re-think of all human services.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; health; health care; humanity; medicine; technology; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside - TED.com|
"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health care; mental health; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Paula Johnson: His and hers … healthcare - TED.com|
Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research and medicine ignore this insight -- and the often startlingly different ways in which the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. As pioneering doctor Paula Johnson describes in this thought-provoking talk, lumping everyone in together means we essentially leave women's health to chance...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; women; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds - TED.com|
Oklahoma City is a midsized town that had a big problem: It was among the most obese towns in America. Mayor Mick Cornett realized that, to make his city a great place to work and live, it had to become healthier too. In this charming talk, he walks us through the interlocking changes that helped OKC drop a collective million pounds (450,000 kilos).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; health; TEDMED 2013; 2013
|Andres Lozano: Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off - TED.com|
Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction. A dramatic look at emerging techniques, in which a woman with Parkinson's instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's are brought back to life. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health care; neuroscience; TEDxCaltech; 2013
|Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that - TED.com|
At TEDxMaastricht, Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient's bedside.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMaastricht; TED; Talks; design; health care; science; technology; 2011
|Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine? - TED.com|
Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine -- with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health care; medicine; TED2012; 2012
|James Randi's fiery takedown of psychic fraud - TED.com|
Legendary skeptic James Randi takes a fatal dose of homeopathic sleeping pills onstage, kicking off a searing 18-minute indictment of irrational beliefs. He throws out a challenge to the world's psychics: Prove what you do is real, and I'll give you a million dollars. (No takers yet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; health; magic; science; TED2007; 2007
|Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run? - TED.com|
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive -- and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxPennQuarter; TED; Talks; entertainment; health; journalism; science; sports; 2010
|Rose George: Let's talk crap. Seriously. - TED.com|
It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; water; TED2013; 2013
|Joel Selanikio: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare - TED.com|
Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade -- starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; global issues; health; technology; TEDxAustin; 2013
|Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself? - TED.com|
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn't happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS). Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health; neuroscience; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - TED.com|
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; global issues; health; TEDxSydney; 2013
|Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport - TED.com|
When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. Now, Dishman puts his experience and his expertise as a medical tech specialist together to suggest a bold idea for reinventing health care -- by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team. (Filmed at TED@Intel)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; health care; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Jessica Green: Are we filtering the wrong microbes? - TED.com|
Should we keep the outdoors out of hospitals? Ecologist and TED Fellow Jessica Green has found that mechanical ventilation does get rid of many types of microbes, but the wrong kinds: the ones left in the hospital are much more likely to be pathogens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; health; microbiology; science; 2011
|Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws - TED.com|
There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; global issues; health; law; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share - TED.com|
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; depression; medicine; mental health; TEDxMet; 2013
|Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport - TED.com|
When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. One rectified diagnosis and a transplant later, Dishman puts his personal experience and his expertise as a leading medical tech specialist together to suggest some bold ideas for reinventing healthcare -- by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team. (Filmed at TED@Intel)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health care; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Steven Schwaitzberg: A universal translator for surgeons - TED.com|
Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive incisions -- which means less pain and shorter recovery times for patients. But Steven Schwaitzberg has run into two problems teaching these techniques to surgeons around the world -- language and distance. He shares how a new technology, which combines video conferencing and a real-time universal translator, could help. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health care; medicine; technology; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Gary Slutkin: Let's treat violence like a contagious disease - TED.com|
Physician Gary Slutkin spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When he returned to the United States, he thought he'd escape brutal epidemic deaths. But then he began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting that its spread followed the patterns of infectious diseases. A mind-flipping look at a problem that too many communities have accepted as a given. We've reversed the impact of so many diseases, says Slutkin, and we can do the same with violence...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; health; medicine; violence; TEDMED 2013; 2013